Browsing All Posts filed under »COMPSTAT«

The City That Became … [How Much] Safer?

November 12, 2012 by

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I just picked up a copy of the most racy book available to crime analysts this month, The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (Advances in Police Theory and Practice) by John A. Eterno and Eli B. Silverman. Eterno was a NYPD officer who rose through the ranks and retired a captain; he and Silverman, […]

LAPD on Predictive Policing; #OpBART and Cyber Intel

August 17, 2011 by

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With The New York Times running a high-profile story on police analytics and predictive policing, analysts can expect questions from command staff about what the heck that actually is. An early draft of a 2009 predictive policing overview for the LAPD has been published on PublicIntelligence.net. The draft report gives some very basic information about […]

No, you probably don’t need a data warehouse – unless your initials are “NYPD”

July 11, 2011 by

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A journalist working on a piece about some high-end technology [from a vendor whose name I can't mention, but whose initials are IBM] being touted as saving the day at a large agency [I can't reveal the agency, but its initials are NYPD] asked some questions about crime mapping, Compstat and crime analysis and I […]

Intel Intelligencer Supplemental: Wasting Police Time

May 9, 2011 by

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Any reader of the wonderful book, Wasting Police Time: The Crazy World of the War on Crime by David Copperfield (a pseudonym for a former Staffordshire police constable), will have noted that American cops who complain about COMPSTAT meetings have nothing on our British cousins. In WPT, which started as his personal and anonymous blog […]

Intel Intelligencer Part II: Asset Forfeiture as Intel Funding Source

April 26, 2011 by

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In Part I of this two-part Intel Intelligencer, I talked about how our two-part article and podcast with Patrick Ryder of the Nassau County Police Department’s Asset Forfeiture and Intelligence Unit sparked an interesting online debate. Sadly, the debate took place on another online forum, depriving Police-Led Intelligence of the traffic that it would have […]

Intel Intelligencer: Debating Asset Forfeiture as a Funding Source for Intel

April 25, 2011 by

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This week’s Intel Intelligencer points at some documents, works, articles and government guidelines around the topic of asset forfeiture. It is a very long (nearly 3000 word) article, so I’ve broken it into two pieces; this, Part I, is 1500 words long and sets forth the arguments that it may well be a dangerous thing […]

PLI Podcast: Zimring on Crime Drops, Metrics and Midnight Basketball

April 20, 2011 by

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This week on the Police-Led Intelligence Podcast, we speak with Professor Franklin E Zimring, author of The Great American Crime Decline and (as we wrote a couple of weeks ago), the forthcoming 38-page journal article and book on New York City’s remarkable and sustained drop in crime rates since the 1990s, to be entitled: The […]

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